Way to turn one post into two, huh?
First, a small grocery haul. I was out early this morning to get some bloodwork done in a neighborhood near one of my old favorite health food stores, so I went a little crazy getting stuff I didn't really need.
I've already eaten tooooo many of those Ginger-O's so let's just talk about the salad.
Torn romaine, shredded carrot, chicken-flavored seitan chunks, tomatoes, and red onion with yesterday's Caesar dressing. This was pretty delicious. I warmed the seitan in a pan with a little canola oil and dumped it on the crisp vegetables so they wilted just a bit.
The dressing is really perfect: creamy (for lack of a better word,) salty, awesomely tangy, and just a little spicy. I added more black pepper on top of the salad. The chewy seitan (which I don't eat often) was a great contrast to the crunchy romaine. I considered just using spinach, but I think the bite wouldn't have been as satisfying.
I know it's not exactly a Caesar salad, but it was definitely not one I would have made on my own. However, I have a ton of dressing to use up. I'm pretty sure it'll still be great on other salads though. I packed up a similar salad for lunch tomorrow, with added broccoli.